For the last ten years, dating has become more and more difficult, even more so for single Black singles. Chioma “Chi” Amaefule has been monitoring and living through the dating scene and decided to do something to change the dating scene for Black singles across the country. She created NYA Love and Dating Services.
Chioma Amaefule, better known as Chi, is a certified matchmaker and dating specialist based in Seattle, Washington. Like other women, she has had her heart broken many times before. Chi has been through everything imaginable in the dating scene. She has been betrayed, ignored red flags, stayed longer than she should have, and has been ignored by partners in the past. Her experiences have led her to be anxious, disrespected, broken, angry, abused, and even depressed. But despite all that, Chi continues to believe in true love.
While many people have been led to believe by their manipulative or abusive partners that their identity remains in the past, Chi believes that her past does not define her. For her, the past only exists as a reference point for the future, and sometimes one has to go through it to grow through it.
With love for life, Chi was motivated to build her brand and created NYA Loving and Dating Services. The name ‘NYA’ stands for ‘Not Your Average,’ which Chi believes can be applied to all her clients. Prior to setting up the brand, she made sure that she researched what was going out there and found that many people have been giving up on love. They found it exhausting to go through the same cycle of finding someone they can call their own. As a romantic, Chi wanted to help reignite the flame of hope that they lost and help them seek out what their hearts truly desired.
She made the first step by getting certified as a matchmaker by the Matchmaking Institute last February. Chi would further make history by becoming the only Black certified matchmaker with her own LLC in Washington State. Since then, NYA Loving and Dating Services has been dedicated to helping those in the Black community find love and gain a better insight into dating and relationships.
What makes Chi stand out from other matchmakers is her ability to carry a direct and sincere approach in her line of work. Her specialties also include recognizing dating patterns, moving on after a break-up, helping her clients pick up the pieces, matchmaking, and rediscovering self-love & confidence. Chi also offers tips and tricks to dating in the time of a pandemic. Compared to others in the field, her prices are extremely competitive.
Clients find sincerity in Chi’s love for what she does and her dedication to helping others experience love in all forms. And having experience with practically every type of relationship imaginable, Chi can help her clients experience all the love and joy their hearts can hold.
To find out more about Chi and NYA Love and Dating Services, you may visit their website.